Mindfulness For First Responders | Pandemic Reading Recommendations
Teaching mindfulness to police, firefighters and EMTs could help decision making and librarians give their book recommendations as we face a coronavirus winter.
Segment 1: Why first responders are learning how to be in the moment.
Learning to process feelings and thoughts while in high-stress situations can lead to more considered decisions and different outcomes. How mindfulness is being presented to and received by public safety departments and individuals.
- Erik Hulse, mindfulness and meditation teacher and retired police officer
- Angela Caruso-Yahne, mindfulness and meditation teacher and paramedic training officer
Segment 2, beginning at 29:00: Creating a reading list fit for a pandemic.
Librarians and Up To Date Listeners shared what they've been reading and their book recommendations as the winter approaches.
- Kaite Stover, director of readers' services at the Kansas City Public Library
- Naphtali Faris, Branch Manager for the Lone Jack Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library
Kaite Stover's Picks:
- “Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles
- "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie
- “Ten Dead Comedians,” by Fred Van Lente
- “The Guest List,” by Lisa Foley
Naphtali Faris's picks:
- "An Embarrassment of Witches” by Sophie Goldstein and Jenn Jordan
- “Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontes” by Isabel Greenberg
- “The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures” by Noelle Stevenson
- “Superman Smashes the Klan” by Gene Luen Yang and art by Gurihiru and Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang